Password sync, now on IE11 on Microsoft's newest operating systems, makes moving among PCs, phones, and tablets easier. It's also handy for Microsoft to keep customers in its ecosystem.
The refresh of Internet Explorer stays in sync from laptop to tablet to phone, and features an enterprise mode for desktop as well as reading and data-saving modes for mobile.
Pasting a photo or a formatted list into a browser-based word processor isn't as fun as playing Hover online, but Microsoft still made the mundane chores a little better in its browser.
On the eve of Microsoft Build 2013, leaked details on Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 confirm that the browser will support next-gen Web technology, including Google's SPDY protocol.
A leaked build of Microsoft's next browser shows signs that the company could be reversing its opposition to a standard for accelerated 2D and 3D graphics on the Web.
Use of the browser has surged since Microsoft unveiled a version for Windows 7 in November, according to data from Net Applications.
Internet Explorer 11 saw a gain of almost two percentage points in all desktop browser traffic recorded by Net Applications in November.
This story was updated to correct Roger Capriotti's name.
Internet Explorer used to be the laughing stock of the browser world, but Microsoft's browser is once again a force to be reckoned with thanks to improvements in speed, security, and standards compliance.
Six researchers win cash prizes for finding a total of 15 bugs in the preview version of Internet Explorer 11.